What resources can provide further information?
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- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, “An Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline on My Land? What Do I Need to Know?” updated August 2015. The FERC oversees approval, permitting, and siting of interstate transmission lines. This brochure provides information for potentially affected property owners.
- Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant, “Knowing and Protecting Your Rights When an Interstate Gas Pipeline Comes to Your Community” (May 17, 2010). A former FERC attorney’s advice to municipalities and landowners on navigating FERC’s pipeline certification process.
- Municipal Research and Services Center, a Seattle-based nonprofit dedicated to supporting effective local government, maintains web pages on pipeline safety, including safety regulations, model ordinances, and recommended practices for planning near pipelines (updated May 2012).
- Pennsylvania State University Extension Agency, “Negotiating Pipeline Rights-of-Way in Pennsylvania,” accessed December 6, 2014. A guide for landowners who are considering allowing a pipeline easement on their property.
- Pipeline Safety Trust, “Landowner’s Guide to Pipelines,” updated 2014.